The Historical Records Of Jesus’ Life, Death, And Resurrection Are Unimpeachable

If you listen to many critics of the Bible, they will tell you that the entire text which describes Jesus’ presence on earth, His death and resurrection, are all fabrications and never took place. Ask these people what proof they have to support their ideas and you will find that every objection is based upon unbelief that the events happened, not upon any evidence which impeaches the New Testament.

The New Testament exists today by greater historical proof for the events it describes than any other event of antiquity. We have more surviving manuscripts from the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, written closer to the time of the events, and existing today with 99.7% of the same text in which they were first written, 2,000 years ago. It is impossible to define 24,593 surviving manuscripts, which have survived intact for 20 centuries, as fabrications, written as myth and fraud.

The only frauds concerning the New Testament are those who allege it is not true or reliable.

Name one myth from history that has survived 2,000 years with nearly 25,000 manuscripts and has had the kind of impact upon the entire world that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus has displayed.

There is no myth in the history of the world which has radically changed the lives of billions of people. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is proven both by empirical evidence in the historical record, and by the impact it has had in the lives of people, for over 2,000 years.

How Do You Know That Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated?

Every event of history is only known to us by the records of people who were at the events when they happened, or received information from persons who were eyewitnesses of these events.

We take for granted that events which are known to us from history are true. We do this because we have either seen the records which demonstrate the events happened, or we have been taught that these things took place. It is doubtful that any who read this article have actually seen any of the original documents from Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. You have taken the words of people who have taught you, or from information in books or by video, but have you really investigated whether the events happened for yourself?

The following is from a New York Times newspaper article, dated April 15, 1865:

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 15–1:30 A.M.

“This evening at about 9:30 P.M., at Ford’s Theatre, the President, while sitting in his private box with Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Harris and Major Rathburn, was shot by an assassin…”

You and I were not there, we didn’t see these events. We must rely upon the testimony of people who were there or those who recorded the testimony of people who were there. Every event of history is only known to us because someone recorded what happened. It matters not whether the events are extraordinary, as with the assassination of President Lincoln, or the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can only know that these events took place by what is recorded by history.

How do we know that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were actual persons of history? We read the testimony of those who saw them, heard them, and recorded these events for us.

According to the United States Library of Congress, we have just over 20,000 documents written by Abraham Lincoln, from 1833-1916.⁠[1] The documents that describe the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which have survived time and decay, are 24,593.

We know more about Jesus of Nazareth than we do the 16th president of the United States of America.

The man, Jesus Christ, is a real person from history whose life has been recorded for us by honest men who detailed the incredible words and deeds He has said and done. There is more historical evidence for the man called “Jesus” than any other person in the ancient history of the world.⁠[2]

Feelings And Bias Rather Than Evidence And Truth

The reason that critics deny the events of the New Testament is due to their abhorrence to what is written, not because they are lacking historical credibility. Jesus claimed to be the God who created all that exists and that every person on the earth must turn from their sins to Him for salvation or they will be lost. People don’t like this declaration and for this reason, they reject everything about Jesus.

The problem with the statements of critics who assert that the New Testament is a fabrication of myths, is that we have actual evidence which proves otherwise.

The Presence Of Jesus On Earth Was Meant To Provide Us With Proof That God Exists

Jesus stated that He was coming to die for the sins of the world and then allowed Himself to be crucified. Jesus said that He had the authority to forgive all sins and give eternal life to anyone who turned from their sins and received Him as their Savior. Then He rose from the dead on the third day, proving that He has this authority.

All of the men who had followed Jesus for 3 1/2 years, including His own brothers, did not believe that He was God, until after He was raised from the dead. Paul, who wrote a majority of the New Testament, was a Pharisee who took extraordinary steps to persecute and kill every person who believed in Jesus.

For even His brothers did not believe in Him. ~John 7:5

His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was raised, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. ~John 12:16

Pauls Declaration: For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. ~Galatians 1:13

After Jesus was raised from the dead, He appeared to all of the men who who had followed Him. He appeared to Paul. He appeared to His own brothers. He appeared to over 500 other eyewitnesses, over a period of 40 days.

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church. ~1 Corinthians 15:1-9 (NLT)

When we read for ourselves the text of the New Testament, we do not see an attempt at creating a story, myth, or legend. We see honest men who are writing letters to people in other lands and countries, telling them about what they had seen with their own eyes concerning Jesus. They tell these recipients that they didn’t believe that Jesus was God or Messiah at first. They state that when He was crucified they all fled and hid in secret, fearing that if they were found they would be executed as Jesus was.

Then we see letters that state that after they saw Jesus alive with their own eyes, everything changed. They became bold to declare all they had seen and heard and began spreading this good news all over the known world.

How Did A Myth Survive For 2,000 Years With So Much Evidence To Support Its Truth?

As extraordinary as this story is, the facts are recorded for us and have remained a part of the historical record for 2,000 years. There has never been an controverting evidence to impeach Jesus’ claims to be God, the miracles He performed to prove that He is God, His crucifixion, or His resurrection.

I have studied these events for 44 years. If there was any evidence to prove that Jesus is a myth, or that His resurrection did not happen, I would have discovered it by now. There is none.

I did not begin as a Christian, or a believer in God. I was not raised in a religious home, nor did my family ever go to church. When I was 19, I began my own search as a skeptic and examined all of the evidence for and against Jesus, for myself. Today, I am more certain that these events really happened than at any other time in the last four decades.

When you read the New Testament today, you are seeing the testimony of men who were either there when these events took place, or wrote what eyewitnesses told them.

25 Of 27 New Testament Books Described Jesus’ Death And Resurrection In 209 References

  • Matthew 14 references
  • Mark 10 references
  • Luke 13 references
  • John 18 references
  • Acts 30 references
  • Romans 16 references
  • 1 Corinthians 13 references
  • 2 Corinthians 8 references
  • Galatians 14 references
  • Ephesians 6 references
  • Philippians 5 references
  • Colossians 8 references
  • 1 Thessalonians 4 references
  • 2 Thessalonians 1 16 reference
  • 1 Timothy 2 references
  • 2 Timothy 4 references
  • Hebrews 17 references
  • James 1 references
  • 1 Peter 11 references
  • 2 Peter 1 reference
  • 1 John 6 references
  • 2 John 1 reference
  • 3 John 1 reference
  • Jude 1 reference
  • Revelation 14 references

How is it that 9 authors, writing 27 books, all made up the same story that Jesus claimed to be God and performed miracles, even raising Himself from the dead?

How is it that the Old Testament predicted a Messiah who would also be God and perform miracles as proof that He is God and Messiah?

How was Jesus able to fulfill all 400 of these Hebrew prophecies for Messiah, even those which He had no control over such as His own arrest, crucifixion, death, and manner of burial? How did Jesus fulfill the prophecies of Messiah being betrayed by a close friend? How did Jesus control the manner of His death on the cross when His legs were not broken, while the other criminals were? How did Jesus control His death so that He was already dead when the Roman soldiers came to break His legs?

The prophecy of Messiah states that “not one of His bones would be broken.” How did Jesus control these events to make sure He had fulfilled this prophecy? This required that Jesus die before the Roman soldiers came to break His legs. If Jesus’ legs had been broken, He would have failed as the Messiah and could not be the Savior of the world. How could anyone die at a specific time, while hanging on a cross?

Jesus claimed that He had power over His life and He alone would determine the moment when He would die for the sins of the world. Only God is capable of such power.

…I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes My life from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.  ~John 10:17-18

There are 400 of these Messianic Prophecies from the Old Testament. I wrote two books that detail the precision that was required for Jesus to accomplish this.

Remember when you read material that claims  the writers of the New Testament made up the stories about Jesus’ ability to perform miracles, that performing miracles is precisely what the Old Testament predicted for the coming Messiah. What is written about Jesus in the New Testament is simply what was required of the Messiah when He came to earth. If we must believe that the miracles of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection, are all myth’s, we would have to also believe that the entire Old Testament which predicts a Messiah who will be capable of these things, is also a myth. The following are an example of what the Old Testament predicted for Messiah, and how Jesus fulfilled what was required:

The Blind See

Predicted by Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

Predicted by Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

  • Fulfilled by Jesus in Matthew 9:29-30 Then Jesus touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened.

The Deaf Hear

Predicted by Isaiah 29:18 In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book

Predicted by Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

  • Fulfilled by Jesus in Mark 7:32-37 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

The Lame Walk

Jesus not only forgave the sins of a man born crippled, He commanded him to stand up and be healed. Jesus said that anyone could claim they have the power of God to forgive sins, which we cannot see. It is a different matter altogether to command a person to stand up and walk, which we can see. In order that we might know that Jesus has the power to do both, He told a crippled man that his sins were forgiven and then healed him of his physical infirmity.

Now it happened on a certain day, as Jesus was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.

When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.  Luke 5:17-25

The Lepers Are Cleansed

The Messiah will have the power to cleanse leprosy, even though leprosy was incurable at that time.

Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. ~Leviticus 14:11

Incredibly, we see that Jesus was able to perform precisely what Leviticus describes, the healing of an incurable disease.

And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him. And He charged him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as a testimony to them, just as Moses commanded.”  ~Luke 5:12-14

The Illustration Of Leprosy

In Leviticus 14:11, the Lord describes the procedure for a person who has been cleansed or cured of Leprosy. This is interesting, as there was no known cure for this terrible disease at the time this verse of scripture was written.

It was not until 1988 that an effective multi-drug treatment for Leprosy, developed by Jacinto Convit, finally brought a cure to this dreaded disease.⁠2 During the time this Old Testament verse was written, leprosy was considered incurable and assigned those who contracted the disease to a lifetime of misery and isolation from family and friends.

The procedure God prescribed for those who had been healed of this illness is a reminder to us that we should never consider anything impossible when it comes to God. What He is able to do for us is not limited by medicine, or impossibilites. Although we might consider the misery of our life incurable, it is never too late to turn to the Lord. He can heal us and give us a brand new start.

The Dead Are Raised

There can be nothing more heartbreaking than the loss of a dear loved one. When the call comes that someone we care for is near death, our immediate response is panic. Will they be okay? Can we make it to see them before they pass?

Jesus had a very special relationship with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. He loved each one intently, as He loves each one of us. The compassion of Jesus in the midst of our suffering is one of His most endearing qualities. The Lord cared for us so passionately, that He left heaven and took the body of a man so that He might take away our suffering and grief. These things being true, when Jesus learns that His dear friend Lazarus is seriously ill, He does something unexpected.

John tells us that Jesus waited four days, until Lazarus had died, before departing for Bethany where Lazarus and his sisters resided. Standing before Lazarus’ tomb, Jesus commands him to come forth. Immediately Lazarus steps out from the grave alive, still covered with the linen cloths that he was wrapped in upon his death.

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”

When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”

“Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead mans sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days.⁠”

Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.

The testimony of John is that Lazarus was Jesus’ friend and He loved him. The reasonable question would be: Why the Lord waited until His friend was dead before He came to him. Upon hearing that Lazarus was very sick, Jesus remained in Jerusalem for two days  before departing the two-mile journey to Bethany.

Most of us, when we learn that a close friend or relative is very sick and may die, we stop whatever we are doing and go to our friend immediately. Instead, Jesus waits. When the Lord arrived at the home of Mary and Martha, Lazarus had already been dead, four days. This can only mean that Jesus had intentionally stayed in Jerusalem to allow His friend to die.

By the time that Jesus arrives in Bethany, Lazarus’ body was already in a rapid state of decomposition. The Lord wanted to make sure that all those who were there, as well as those who would read this story later, would understand that Lazarus was really dead. Jesus had a greater purpose for Lazarus than saving him from death. He wanted to demonstrate that He is God and has the power to resurrect those who place their complete trust in Him.

Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, just as He raised the widow’s son to life.

When evil men put Jesus to death, He could not be held by its power. Jesus said that no man could take His life from Him because He has the power to lay His life down when He desires, and He has the power to take it back again in resurrection.

Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.

As Jesus was on the cross, the full wrath of God was poured out upon Him for all our sins, and the work of salvation was finished. It was at that precise moment that Jesus dismissed His Spirit.

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and dismissed His spirit.  ~Matthew 27:50

The idea here is that Jesus’ Spirit could not leave His body until He allowed it to depart. After the Lord had finished paying for our sins, during the horrific six hours that He was nailed to the cross, He allowed His Spirit to leave His body, and He died. Jesus truly had the power to lay down His life at the precise moment that He chose.

Would We Expect Anything More?

There has never been anyone in the history of the world who could speak to the dead and command them to return to life. Jesus said that because He has power over life and death, all those who trust Him will also be resurrected to life, never to die again.

Think for a moment about what this means: There has never been a religion or god in the history of the world who not only claimed this power but demonstrated it by raising themselves from the dead—never to die again. There have been many reports of resurrection in man’s history. Every one of these died again. The kind of resurrection that Jesus is capable of is one that raises a person to life and they never die again. This is unique and singular amongst all religions and gods of this world.

Although Jesus created the universe (Colossians 1:17), when He came to the earth to give His life for the world—evil men tortured Him repeatedly while He was dying for their salvation. David records this event in Psalms 35:12, 1,000 years in advance of its fulfillment: They reward me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.

Isaiah described the Messiah as a man of sorrows (Isaiah 53:3). Not that He was a depressed man, unable to lift Himself out of the doldrums of sadness, but His mission for man would bring Him to the halting emotions of sorrow.

Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!

The Greek language, in which the New Testament was written, contains an imperative here in John’s testimony of Jesus. It was not that Jesus simply groaned within His Spirit, but He was extremely angry with the fact that we all suffer and die. It angers God immensely that sin has caused such profound suffering in human life. We suffer so many heartbreaking moments, with sickness, loss, suffering, and eventually death.

God did not intend that any one of us should experience these horrific events. He made us for peace, safety, blessing, and eternal happiness. It greatly angered Jesus when He observed what had happened to the creation He loves so intensely.

As Jesus watched the suffering of Lazarus’ family and friends, and contemplated what Lazarus had gone through in being sick and finally dying, it brought forth a righteous indignation. This is the reason that Jesus departed Heaven and all the Glory that was His, in order to suffer and die for us. He did this so that once and for all, sin and death would end, and we would be set free to live the perfect and eternal lives that God has stored up for each one of us.

Even the Jewish leaders who hated Jesus so vehemently could see His intense love for Lazarus.

Then the Jewish leaders said, “See how He loved him!  ~John 11:36 (RCR)

As we read through the four gospels and hear the words of Jesus, it is impossible to deny the great love that He has for all people. Here, Lazarus had died because of the effects of his sins—yet Jesus loved him intensely.⁠10

Some have the idea that God could not possibly love them because of the many sins they have committed. In fact, Jesus came into the world for sinners. It was because of our failures that He came to give His life for us.

The horrors that all of us face while living our lives, Jesus observed with His own eyes. Because of His compassion, He volunteered Himself for us before the foundation of the world. God is not willing that anyone should be lost eternally; therefore, He sent His only Son to bear the consequences of our sins and take them away from us.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

In this, we see the love of God in action. God so loved the world that He gave…

When a human being says they love someone, it is most often in reference to something that another person has done or an emotion they have felt. When we love someone, we hope and expect they will love us in return.

When God loves, He is the one who does the giving. Whether we accept or reject God—He still loves us and demonstrated His love.

God’s love is sacrificial and without reciprocation from those whom He loves.

When God says that He loves, He expresses His love by actions that are eternally beneficial towards those whom He loves. We were lost with no hope of saving ourselves, God did something; He gave us His only Son. Those who receive Jesus experience the forgiveness of their sins and receive eternal life.

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

By the example of Lazarus, we see that on occasion, God waits. He does this so that we might receive a greater blessing than we would have received if He immediately answered our prayers or met our needs swiftly.

When we are required to wait for the Lord, we should have confidence that this time of silence is also a time of great expectation. God cannot and will not ever leave us alone without His love and care. He will help us, and He will bring about a solution that is better than anything we could imagine.

Though the answers may not come quickly nor often contain what we had expected, we will receive what is truly best for us. When the end of the trial has come and time has passed that is sufficient to give an opportunity to contemplate what has taken place, we will see the Lord was faithful. He did what needed to be done, and He accomplished what was necessary for our life.

The manner in which Jesus treats human beings is incredible. We do not see this kind of tender and personal care in any other religion or mythical gods of ancient history. Jesus presents us with evidence that the God of the Bible is loving, compassionate, caring, and diligent to care for people who trust Him.

This is why Jesus is God and others are not. This is why the salvation that Jesus offers the world is superior to all the religions of man.

The Gospels Are Not The Beginning Of Messiah

The story of Messiah did not begin with the narratives of Jesus who performed miracles. It started 1,500 years before Jesus arrived, in the Old Testament. The Prophets describe a Messiah with the power of miracles as a sign to the world that He is God, dwelling within the body of a man.

When we see Jesus in the New Testament performing supernatural works, this is precisely what the Prophets of the Old Testament told us to watch for as we wait for Messiah to appear.

If critics are right and the disciples of Jesus conspired to make Jesus God when He really was not, then we must add to this conspiracy, the entire body of Old Testament Prophecy. Over 400 Prophecies were written for the Messiah which predicted He would have the power of Miracles to confirm that He is God.

If we accept the statements of liberal Theologians today, claiming that the Gospels are contrived, we must also accept that the entire Old Testament is also a fraud. What is predicted by the old is fulfilled by the new. If the Prophecies of the Messiah are lies and the testimony that Jesus performed the miracles these prophets predicted are lies, we are facing the greatest global conspiracy in the history of the world.

This deception began 3,500 years ago and involves 40 authors, who penned 66 books.

In the third chapter of Genesis, Moses wrote that the Messiah would come and “bruise the head of the serpent,” thereby destroying the works of the devil. This Messiah would be born by supernatural birth from the “seed of the woman.” Not women in general but one specific woman, a prophecy of Mary who would conceive Jesus by the Holy Spirit as a virgin. The “Seed” that God described in Genesis 3:15 was placed in Mary by the Holy Spirit, not by Joseph or any man.

Seven hundred years before Mary existed, the prophet Isaiah wrote that a virgin would conceive and bear the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14). When Jesus was born, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and told him that Mary’s pregnancy was the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy of a virgin, giving birth to the Savior (Matthew 1:20-23).

Did Isaiah conspire with Matthew to deceive the world into believing that a Messiah would come into the world? According to Bart Ehrman and those from the Jesus Seminar, this global conspiracy began with the Old Testament, not when Jesus was born in Bethlehem as described by the Gospels of the New Testament.

In this regard, if we believe these men who claim that Jesus never said or did 85 percent of what is written about Him, then the Bible must consist of 66 books, written by 40 authors, with the sole intention of deceiving the world. The entire Bible describes a Messiah who is God dwelling in the body of a man, performing the miracles that we see Jesus fulfilling in the New Testament.

I think you can see just how preposterous the claims of liberal Theologians are. The obvious answer to this question is that these modern day critics are the ones who are lying, not the Bible.

Early Attempts At Refuting The New Testament

When you read the narratives of Jesus in the New Testament, you are reading a historical account of actual events which took place. There is no evidence to impeach what these men wrote and has been preserved for us to discover today.

By the middle of the second century, a Greek atheist philosopher, Celsus, had begun to try and refute the New Testament testimony that Jesus had performed miracles, claimed to be God, and had risen from the dead. Celsus said that these writings were myths. Again, this is just 200 years after Jesus rose from the dead. Already at that time, the first Christian Apologist, Origen, had assembled the entire 27 books of the New Testament and had written extensive commentary on these narratives. Origen successfully refuted the Greek atheist, Celsus in a massive treatise that still exists today called, “Contra Celsum,” a refutation written in 248 A.D., by Origen of Alexandria.

From this you can see that people have been trying to refute or deny the events that are written about Jesus in the New Testament, for nearly 1,800 years. They were not successful then, and they are not successful now.

It is funny how the truth always survives the lies and critical assessments of those who try to refute what cannot be refuted, and exists by stunning and overwhelming empirical evidence.

See My New Book: “These Things Were Written: An Expositional Treatise Of The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of Jesus.”


NOTES:

[1] http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/abraham-lincoln-papers/file.html

[2] Grant, M., Jesus: An Historian’s Review of the Gospels New York: Scribner’s, 1977, Page 176



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